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Did Someone Just Fart On Live TV? You Be The Judge Of MSNBC’s ‘Fartgate’

Did Someone Just Fart On Live TV? You Be The Judge Of MSNBC’s ‘Fartgate’

Twitter users are airing out their flatulation speculation after something that sounded a lot like a fart rocked the MSNBC airwaves on Monday night, causing #Fartgate to blast to the top of Twitter’s trending topics. 

The alleged TV toot struck as Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) spoke with host Chris Matthews.

Swalwell paused slightly at the precise moment of the sound:  

But the lawmaker denied that he supplied it. Swalwell also told BuzzFeed that he didn’t even hear it. 

The show later blamed a coffee mug “scraping across the desk,” and tried to turn it into a sales pitch for the mug. Swalwell, in Trumpian fashion, declared himself vindicated: 

Many aired their grievances with the mug story:

CNN’s S.E. Cupp blamed Matthews ― and jokingly offered an in-depth analysis of the fart footage as if it were the Zapruder film: 

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Other Twitter users shared their own #Fartgate theories as they made both Swalwell and Matthews the butt of their jokes: 

This article originally appeared on HuffPost.